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Quest joined our family at the end of 2020, and he’s been fitting in great. Originally listed as a shy potato, he’s opened up into a very playful, brave, and lovey guy. He’s very chatty, and loves to be close. He enjoys playing around with the dogs, as well as, the rest of the family. Thank you NEAS for helping us find out baby!

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One of my dreams in life was to own a dog. When I got to NEAS, I came across Gigi (then known as Fern). I renamed her, and today I was thinking how lucky I am to have her! She changed my life and helps me in so many ways. She is the happiest bundle of joy I’ve ever seen and I’m so happy we’ve come into each other’s lives. Thank you NEAS!!!

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The two kittens we adopted are doing great! We named them Lemon and Xander. Xander is the slightly bigger one (well, he was… but they have both grown a lot!). He was always outgoing, snuggly, and playful. Lemon was shyer and smaller, but he has quickly become the most lovely snuggle bug in the world. Xander loves his bed that is by the window for him to watch the birds, where as Lemon literally sleeps nestled under our chins or in our arms every night! They are both happy and TOTAL champs! They are never really alone so we are working on making sure we go out for a walk for an hour or so, so that they can be a little exposed to non-human time. We loved working with the Northeast Animal Shelter.  As you know, there has been a huge demand for kittens and pets since the start of COVID.  We had been looking for a long time and were so thrilled by the services you provided. Thank you NEAS!!!

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Oh My! Ruby is such a love and so, so spoiled. She has 5 beds in the house – she follows me everywhere all day. She even gets up with me to pee and sits on the rug and waits!! So there are beds in the living room, dining room, my office, my bedroom and the front porch; so she’s comfy whatever we’re doing. She is the Queen of the House and is such a lovely dog.  Everyone loves her, she’s so easy. She made her own routine – when we come in from the yard, she will go sit on the rug in front of the kitchen sink and wait for a treat!! It is so funny – I am not sure where that came from, but she’s religious about it. She gives kisses on request and speaks for a treat and sits…that’s pretty much it; when we try something new….she’ll howl because she’s aggravated with the training and just wants the treat at that point!! At 12, I just give it to her with a big kiss. She is so vocal and we talk all day….we always know dinner time at the 5 or 5:30 howl. One of the favorite proteins added to her kibble is Tuna….she loves it!! And she always tells you she has to go out with some good howling and jumping around. She loves walks and at 12 years we were walking about a mile and a half a day, nose to the ground the whole time. She loves to go and rub and roll around in the lawn and lay in the sun out in the grass. We have a place in Maine and she can be free to run around and chase the squirrels and chipmunks – she’s in her element – I think that’s her happy place. The big bed is a little tight but she is snuggled in there under the covers every night – she loves her pack. She adores my father – and when I say, “grandpa’s here” she runs to the door…..sometimes he talks to her on the phone and her head cocks and ears perk. We love her so much and she has been such a blessing to me – to help me grieve the death of my sister last Feb 28th – the same day she was surrendered. We have shared so many wonderful times and we have both found and shared the love we needed. Unfortunately, she’s been off routine for a couple of weeks and stopped being interested in treats and food about a week ago but there was nothing obvious. We found a large mammary mass at her lower groin area. I received the call with the results that our lovely, beautiful girl has mammary cancer. She was spayed at 11 years old when she came, so I’m not surprised it is happening. I’m grateful no matter what happens that we took her into our home and she is so loved and probably has had the best year of her life! I need her for however long that will be. We are definitely a Love Story – I would always take a shelter dog as they have so much love to give. Please, please, advocate spay and neuter. If she had been spayed instead of bred, this probably wouldn’t have happened. Mammary cancer is the most commonly diagnosed tumor in intact female dogs that are older than seven years of age. Even with that, she has had so much fun this year (no snow pictures, she hates it!)…..AND, we still have the banana toy from the shelter and play with it quite often along with the other pile of toys she has now!!!

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Our little Georgia peach came into our life 4 years ago and the happiness she brings to us is heartwarming! She is the light of our life and we love her so so much! Thank you NEAS!

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Thomas and Tucker are now named Koda and Kenai after the bears in the movie brother bear. They are my love bugs and I am so happy with them. Koda is very adventurous and loves to explore everything. Kenai is my “snuggles”.  They are both the most loving cats ever. They are doing totally fine and are very playful. Normal appetite especially when I try to eat haha.
I’m just overall very happy with them. So thank you so much NEAS!!

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Lacey is doing well.  It took her and our dog, Dexter, a bit to learn to live together, but they are figuring it out and good now! She is very affectionate with the kids.  She is still learning to be a lady on the leash, but we are working on it. Here is a picture of two NEAS alumni enjoying a heater. Thank you NEAS for all you do to help these precious babies!

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I adopted Marnie 3 years ago and she has been the light of life ever since! She is my constant snuggle buddy and great sibling to her brother, Finnegan, and all the foster friends I bring home! Everyone knows that when Marnie likes you, she will scream in excitement to see you every day! Thank you NEAS for bringing my fur child into my heart and home! I will be forever grateful! 

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She’s a fantastic little girl and I love her to bits! Her name is now Pella Moo (because she’s a cow kitty). She’s super snuggly, loves sitting on shoulders, eats like a champ (she’s gained about a pound so far) and is currently asleep on my leg. Introducing her to my other kitty was delayed because she had a little cold – didn’t want the big guy to catch it! – but we’re working on it. She wants to play with him, he is less sure about this plan, but he’ll come around! Out of the giant basket of toys, of course her favorite thing is a ball of foil and she goes tearing down the hall with it as often as she can. I’m so glad she picked me! Thank you NEAS!!!

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We changed Puff’s name to Griffin and he is now Griffin Puff. He is doing very well. He still wants to be in our bedroom rather than have the run of the whole house, however he is getting along very well with the 10 year old cat (Maxwell), the 1-1/2 year old cat (Lincoln) and the two dogs, Willow and Boggle. We open the door and let him explore at his own pace and he goes back to the bedroom. We’re very impressed as he’s very good with our two year granddaughter too. At first we were nervous because he’s shy, but Griffin soon came out of his shell. He likes to play with his cat toys and be around the family. He enjoys playing with the other cats and the dogs too! His favorite toy is the cat teaser/string wand. When he has had enough, he likes to hide under the bed or find a nice spot on the bed and sleep. At night, he cuddles and curls up to me to go to sleep. He purrs all the time and rolls over for us to pet his belly. He’s such a sweet little boy, we just love him. He’s a great addition to our family. Thank you for helping us find our baby!